Gopi Shankar

Gopi Shankar is the founder of Srishti Madurai, a student collective for gender and sexual minorities. He is also rooted in Indic traditions of spirituality. He is the recipient of Diversity Leadership Award 2016 from WHRD and the Commonwealth Youth Worker Asia regional finalist award, 2016. He became the youngest candidate and first intersex person to contest Indian state assembly elections, when he contested for legislative assembly in Tamil Nadu in 2016.